Hiker Intro

Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Hey, everyone! The name's Brittney, or Red out here on the trail. I'm originally from Kentucky but have been living abroad for the past three years, namely in Mexico, Myanmar,...

Aug 17, 2018 : Red
Why the Heck Am I Doing This?

Why the Heck Am I Doing This?

I heard about this walking thing in March... One month earlier I had it all figured out. I was gymming every day, pushing and sitting up every night.  I probably...

Jun 26, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
From Never Backpacking to Springer in Two Months

From Never Backpacking to Springer in Two Months

Up until mid-December 2017 I had never backpacked in my life. This is my story of how I decided, planned, and hit the Appalachian Trail in two months as well...

Apr 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

Greetings friends, family, old acquaintances, and AT community. If you’re reading this, you’re supporting my thru-hike already, so thanks. Welcome to my blog, the canvas for my musings, insights,

Apr 17, 2018 : Carl Stanfield
Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Why I hiked the Appalachian Trail:            Every thru-hiker gets the question “Why are you hiking the (insert trail name here)?” Perhaps this inquiry is easier for some and more difficult...

Apr 9, 2018 : Peanut
Doubts, Sure. But Grateful for This Path

Doubts, Sure. But Grateful for This Path

Phew! It's about damn time. One more month to go. One more month until I begin my second thru-hike. One more month until I realize again the true freedom experienced...

Apr 2, 2018 : Greg Simpson
“Because It’s There”: My Personal Everest

“Because It’s There”: My Personal Everest

Every person I come into contact with who hears that I plan on hiking the full Appalachian Trail asks me why I do it. To quote mountaineer George Mallory: “Because...

Mar 13, 2018 : Jenna Petersen
Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Thank you for joining me on my adventure of a lifetime. As I prepare to hike the 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, I hope that every step will not...

Jan 27, 2018 : Khalil Karl
Never Stop: Journey In Potential

Never Stop: Journey In Potential

Well here goes... I leave for the Appalachian Trail on January 28th, 2018 and I have no idea what I’m getting myself into... In 2015 I stumbled on a video by National...

Jan 24, 2018 : Michael Papadatos
Hip Surgery Behind Him,  Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

Hip Surgery Behind Him, Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

I got interested in camping in an unlikely manner. When I graduated high school, I joined the Army for a two-year enlistment. While on maneuvers in West Germany, I began...

Jan 20, 2018 : Victor Perrotti